Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rising Pune Supergiants, IPL 2016, Hyderabad April 26, 2016

Dinda's burst rejuvenates Supergiants

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Rising Pune Supergiants 94 for 3 (Smith 46*, du Plessis 30) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 118 for 8 (Dhawan 56*, Dinda 3-23) by 34 runs (D/L)
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Ashok Dinda set up Rising Pune Supergiants' win with his second-best IPL figures © BCCI

Rising Pune Supergiants' seam bowlers, led by Ashok Dinda, used the fresh Hyderabad surface as an ally to restrict Sunrisers Hyderabad to 118 for 8, before producing a dominant batting performance to seal a 34-run win via the Duckworth-Lewis method.

Sunrisers were reduced to 32 for 5 after mild showers delayed play by an hour. Dinda, brought in for Ankit Sharma, struck off the fourth delivery to dismiss David Warner, Sunrisers' highest scorer, to set the tone for the evening. He later dismissed Aditya Tare and Naman Ojha to finish with 3 for 23. In the chase, Faf du Plessis and Steven Smith overcame the early loss of Ajinkya Rahane by putting together 80 off just 55 balls to derail Sunrisers.

Rain returned to bring a premature end to the game with Supergiants needing 25. It was the 18th win by a chasing side in 22 games this season.

Dinda, making his debut for Supergiants, removed Warner with a wide delivery that was cut straight to backward point, eliciting a Cristiano Ronaldo-like celebration. Mitchell Marsh swung the ball both ways to leave the batsmen searching for runs. The pressure of an unproductive Powerplay resulted in loose shots from Tare and Eoin Morgan as Sunrisers slipped to 27 for 3.

Sunrisers' innings went from bad to worse when Deepak Hooda gloved a reverse sweep off R Ashwin's first delivery to MS Dhoni. In the next over, Moises Henriques was strangled down leg to leave Sunrisers at 32 for 5.

Supergiants did not concede a boundary from the sixth over till the 14th, with R Ashwin conceding 14 in four straight overs. It was only the third time he completed his full quota this season.

Shikhar Dhawan and Naman Ojha milked the bowling, but the inability to find boundaries forced them into playing the big shots. Dhawan, who was dropped by Rahane at long-off in the 15th over, carried on to post his second fifty of the season, but Bhuvneshwar Kumar provided the finishing touches - his eight-ball 21 gave Sunrisers momentum going into the break.

Bhuvneshwar wasn't done yet; he gave Sunrisers some hope in the chase with a wicket-maiden in the first over, after having Rahane caught at backward point. However, Smith and du Plessis capitalised on loose bowling, hitting 11 boundaries in the next seven overs to all but finish the game. Mustafizur Rahman, Warner's trump card, was also taken apart by Smith's wristy flicks.

Du Plessis' fluent knock ended when he edged behind for 30. Dhoni, who got off the mark with a muscular hit over mid-on, nailed a cut straight to backward point off Ashish Nehra soon after just as the drizzle got heavier. The players scurried off immediately with Supergiants at 94 for 3, comfortably ahead of the D/L par score of 60.

Nikhil Kalro is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • nimmi71779244 on April 29, 2016, 13:40 GMT

    Mustafizur should be replaced by Trent Boult.

  • fuzzyw2065510 on April 29, 2016, 13:00 GMT

    @ Calvin Palmer Warbah, hey i didnt read your post, but hey, great name, keep it up

  • cool on April 28, 2016, 14:38 GMT

    @CRICINFOUSER, I wonder if you are FIZZ's cousin. you take so much care of him and his fitness regime.LOL @AMIUTSAB it rained after the toss has already taken place so no team change. Moreover this SRH team is like team India, they don't tinker with their combination even if they loose and r at the verge of exiting from play offs.

  • cool on April 28, 2016, 14:32 GMT

    Take it easy, its just one off match. Pune team still might end up bottom of the table. Reality check to the captain and coach ,they dont have the consistent performers like in CSK. Time to shut down this franchise,with so many out dated players involved.

  • MohammadShoebHassan on April 28, 2016, 13:20 GMT

    Guys. Come down. Let them say whatever they want to say against Fizz. One bad match and they forgot Fizz. And they call themselves cricket lovers. Such a shame. Legends are appreciating Fizz. Cricketers are appreciating him. So don't give importance to those so called cricket lovers. Actually they r jealous of Fizz. Because they don't have Fizz in their national team. That's y they are comparing Fizz with their Indian bowlers. I can't stop laughing. In the last match Smith was struggling against Fizz in 1st over. Fizz was very unlucky in his 1st over. 2 miss fields cost him 2 boundaries. That 2 fielders were Naman Ojha and Asish Nehra. And Smith was also getting help from the pitch. That kind of pitch helps Smith. That's y he was able to score runs against Fizz in second over. So chill. Let them shouting. Don't appreciate Fizz anymore in near future if u r blaming him today for this match. Increase your cricket knowledge.

  • Alistair on April 28, 2016, 12:54 GMT

    @ Calvin Palmer Warbah. Good on you! Sums up the situation very aptly! Made me smile...

  • Calvin Palmer Warbah on April 28, 2016, 3:15 GMT

    Cool down folks and stay calm because this is just ipl. Don't get mad at players because ipl is mixed with pathetic to excellent players thus there will be non stop foolish games here and there. Don't get over awed if a kholi or Warner scores a quick century or a bumrah getting nine wickets as always every ipl teams have around five useless players on its side. Win or lose it really doesn't matter and there'll be no more memories of ipl 16 as it will end soon and ipl 2017 is just round the corner as well. There'll be lots and lots of ipl in the future every year and I assure you all will get a chance to win and it's just a business when everyone franchise will make money as well.

  • masudu7327638 on April 27, 2016, 17:48 GMT

    Mustafizur, I have noticed, was trying too many new variations of his slow cutters against Smith. He sure will come back stronger in the next game provided he remains hundred percent fit. I doubt whether the physio is taking good care of him. It appears that it would be better if he is rested for the next two games as he has just recovered from an injury. According to many commentators, there are many better bowlers like Boult and others who are sitting in the bench anyway. Mustafizur will also get time sitting in the bench to think about what combination/s of his stock balls should be used when he comes back. Warner will also be able to assess his necessity of using him more prudently as Mashrafee used to do.

  • Junaid Ansari on April 27, 2016, 17:17 GMT

    Finally Rps win the match great to see they win because we all fan of MSD

  • Amindha on April 27, 2016, 15:29 GMT

    No one is criticizing mustafizur rahman.Its just that he is NOT the best bowler in the world.He is an exciting young bowler but dont think that every single fan is agog at his bowling .

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